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The conference themes have been selected to reflect the priorities of Oman and the developing agenda of the Responsible Tourism Movement internationally. There are international, regional, and Omani speakers who will address the themes presenting both theoretical perspectives and practical examples.

The Conference has four themes

1.      Tourism, Livelihoods, Local Economic Development and Human Resources
Local community benefits and the creation of employment opportunities for Omanis are key objectives of tourism development in Oman and Omanisation is proceeding a pace. Human Resource development in Oman is a fundamental priority in the modernisation of the country.

2.      Responsible Tourism in a World of Finite Resources
For the first time in the Responsible Tourism in Destinations Conferences we are addressing the challenge of sustainable development of tourism in a finite world: climate change, water, peak oil, and the conservation of biodiversity.

3.      The Responsible Tourist, Tangible and Intangible Heritage
What is expected of a responsible tourist in Oman and around the world? How can tourism contribute to the maintenance of tangible and intangible heritage, through its economic contribution and engendering local pride? What steps need to be taken to avoid damage?

4.      Responsible Destinations and Marketing
For the first time in the Responsible Tourism in Destinations Conferences we are directly addressing the key question of how a destination attracts the kinds of tourists it needs to achieve its Responsible Tourism objectives. 

If you would like to present a paper or speak on one of these themes please email introducing yourself and with an outline of what you would like to contribute to the conference.

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